1. JOE PUG http://www.joepugmusic.com/free/
I would go as far as my generations Dylan…and he can really play! His music gives you the feeling of arrival and comfort but also sort of makes you sad (in a good way) and nostalgic for the intangible.
my favorite song is here ——> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMVN5rPLCoE
2. K FLAY http://www.kflay.com
Extremely talented rapper/vocalist/songwriter out of San Francisco. Ive been into K Flay for awhile now. She writes nothing but anthems…big and small…the power to draw you in is strong. Its like she has you by the collar on the verse and then throws you off a roof top when the chorus drops. A lot of her music seems extremely personal and has a die-hard fanbase. If you are a K Flay fan…you are one for life. The nice thing is all her music is free online so you can start at the beginning of her career and see her evolve from album to album.
this is her new ANTHUUUUM —-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ6KqzLwvF4
3. BAD BAD NOT GOOD http://badbadnotgood.com
Reminds me of some old music I made with friends…They are bringing some serious attitude to jazz. and people respond. they backed up Frank Ocean at Coachella (and on his album), worked with Tyler The Creator and did a performance for TED.
BBNG with Tyler ——> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7PEnj-8NHw
4. Nathan Moore http://www.nathanmoore.org/songs.html
One of my favorite songwriters. Have gotten to see him multiple times. He is constantly streaming intimate performances he does wherever people will have him play….for free on ustream…He has collaborated with most notable Marco Benevento and The Slip to form Surprise Me MR. Davis. http://www.surprisememrdavis.com great rock band aswell.
5. XXYYXX http://xxyyxx.bandcamp.com/album/xxyyxx
16 YR OLD GENIUS BEATMAKER! IF YOU LIKE CHILL HOUSE MUSIC/DIRTY SOUTH HIP HOP THIS IS FOR YOU!